Red Salt by David Burke

4.1
182 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Red Salt by David Burke showcases award-winning celebrity chef David Burke’s modern American cuisine with a seasonal menu highlighted by homemade breads, cuts of steak prepared using his patented Himalayan sea-salt dry-aging technique and a renowned pastry program. The whimsical approach to the food and beverage program is complemented by an upbeat atmosphere featuring artwork specially curated by chef Burke himself.

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Looking for something with a more intimate gathering? Red Salt’s private dining room, accentuated with an eclectic design and glass globe fixtures suspended above, can accommodate up to 24 persons, representing a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmarialorena0512
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great meal but restaurant definitely needs to work on service. As far as the food goes, everything was excellent! We had the laundry line of bacon, octopus and chorizo kebabs, and lobster dumplings as an appetizer. Everything was super tasty. We had a larger group, so everyone ordered a different entree: Red Salt Chicken, Skirt Steak & Shrimp and Grits, the Ribeye, short ribs. However, I will say that I found it frustrating that I tried calling the restaurant every day and on the day of our reservation, during restaurant hours, before. I even left a message. No one returned my call. I was trying to understand the corkage fee and just ended up giving up. For an upscale restaurant, I expect better. but again, overall the actual experience and meal was great.

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Shawn
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Grace our server was the highlight of the evening. She was fantastic. We visited on Queen's feast, probably a mistake, as we ordered the ribeye, ran out, ordered the tomahawk steak for $120, ran out, then we were offered the filet for large upcharge. It was not even reasonable, but fortunately the manager substituted the filet with no extra charge. The food was very good and very presentable.

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ErinW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We expected it to be so much better. I could blame it on restaurant week but we were the second seating of the night. Steak was cooked perfectly, but arrived cold and had some odd bbq sauce swiped on the plate, tasted like a Harris teeter brand bottle, but gave some moisture to the cold dry steak. I had to salt my macaroni and cheese to derive any flavor whatsoever. Dessert was cake in a cup, the cup was massively hot - cake totally cold. Service was fantastic. Appetizers were good but it’s hard to mess up mozzarella and a tomato - or the bacon (which was also cold when it arrived). Very disappointed.

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Kalondra
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience from the tasty food to the great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our third time here over just as many months. Everything remains excellent. All the food was wonderful. The shrimp on the shrimp and grits were a little too salty but this was a odd thing as the previous times I have been here they have been perfect. Grace was our table server and she is excellent and just added to our remarkable experience. Highly recommend Red Salt.

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vipCanPat
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Well, I have been anxious to try this restaurant, it looked spectacular, and being more expansive, I decided to give it a try during Queen's Feast. I was sooo dissapointed. First of all, the hostess seemed like she was depressed, no smile, no hello... and a lot of the staff was completely dissinterested. I went with the Queen's Feast special for 35$ (with extra 8$ for the bacon and extra for the dessert as well) and my husband went à la carte. I have to say the lobster dumplings were fabulous, and that's it. Overall, the food was very ordinary, the bacon very thick and hard to chew, and the spinach and mushrooms side was soo salty, was not able to eat it. Furthermore, the restaurant being in the Meridien Hotel, had to pay $15 parking on top.
Many much better restaurants in Charlotte in the same price range.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork shank was fabulous. My girlfriend said the grilled sirloin was cooked to perfection. Everyone has to have the cheesecake lollipop for dessert.
Our waitress Grace and Joselyn were amazing.

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vipScottP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

First time visiting RedSalt during restaurant week after it was changed from Evoke. Overall experience was OK. Hostess was not friendly at all but our waiter was very nice.

Food was good but we found ourselves having to fight off a fly/gnat during most of our meal. Was impressed more with the cocktails than the food.

Could just be the transition back post-COVID but we had a much better experience at Evoke back in 2019 vs Red Salt now.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent. Waiter was terrible.

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ElsomE
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Visited during Restaurant week, what an extreme disappointment. With less than 25% of tables occupied, took an hour and 15 minutes before we got our appetizer. Food was lackluster with hush puppies being served over cooked, along with cold steak. While some restaurants that are located in hotels excel, overall this was a very disappointing experience.

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juliem
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Restaurant week I feel every restaurant slacks off. I won’t come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service, despite the hour and the restaurant not terribly busy ( empty tables) was slack. Food was good, server was engaging, but no sweetener for tea until asked for the second time, long time to get check and have the card run. Asked for a different table, as ours was in the traffic pattern, and our request was declined…..reservations coming in soon, cannot move you….so we had a view of a broken shelf in the wine refrigerator.
Likely will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food portions were small. Only 2 options for queen feast.

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vipBruceB
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

QF II
Visited Red Salt restaurant by David Burke. Limited bar stock. Had the clothesline bacon. 3 nice 1/4" thick slices. The octopus & chorizo was oily, the chorizo over, the octopus nicely done. Main of bone-in aged ribeye nice mid-rare. Side of parmesan fries freshly prepared. Side of hush puppies were over, hard and charred. Side of bloody mary onion rings was actually a ring of dough deep fried and dry. Strawberry shortcake biscuit was not fresh and consequently dry. Minimal dice of one strawberry and dollop of whipped cream. The G M, Stephen, stopped by the table, a nice touch. Grace was an experienced server with her trainee Allie in tow. They were professional and attentive. Owner D Burke, needs to revisit and shape up Red Salt kitchen brigade

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ChrisJ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, server Grace super attentive, ordered from both restaurant week menu and regular. Service fast, no delays in kitchen, had clothesline bacon, grilled salmon and beef dish, all excellent

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vipbbmertz
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with stylish restaurant decor and excellent service. The steak and salmon entrees were excellent including the awesome mac n cheese side dish, along with the tasty chocolate cake in a cup dessert.

My only disappointment was the mozzarella salad and the watermelon salad on the Queen’s Feast menu which were both small with bitter greens and no salad dressing. Wish I had ordered the Clothesline Bacon which looked amazing.

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maryj
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

pretty disappointed in the food - not great at all. I was looking forward to dessert and the strawberry shortcake had literally one tablespoon of chopped strawberries on it - that is not strawberry shortcake!!

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CharlesP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Excellent service, front door entrance like a slum hotel. Portions small and average taste.
For the price would not come back.

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Jamaycafoodie
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Extremely poor service! I have never experienced such terrible service at a fine dining restaurant. The server was incompetent and seemed to lack the basic experience required to be a server. Food was subpar and the selection offered for restaurant week was poorly executed and no thought was apparent in planning the menu. Was very disappointed that David Burke would not have higher standard and expectations for the food service in his restaurant.

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BridgetteB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience2

It was really warm in there especially for mid July. The food was descent but the service was bad unfortunately.

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Dugie08
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Overcooked, Overcooked, Overcooked!
What I thought were creative appetizers were destroyed in a blast furnace of cooking. The octopus could not be cut it was so hard and the Chorizo was somewhere between rock salt and granite in pliability. I felt for the knife I was using.
Next came the "Red Salt Chicken". The waiter, who was a very good waiter, said it would take anywhere from 35 - 45 mins slow cooking it. He wanted to be sure I understood the timing so as to set expectation properly. Which I appreciated very much.
Literarily THREE (3) mins later the dish arrived Scolding Hot "Fresh" from the holding cabinet, no doubt cooked 6 hours prior. Horse Saddle leather was softer and more flavorful.
Overall this place was a HUGE disappointment. I cannot state how bad this food was cooked. The cooking of the food would embarrass lunch room ladies at a grade school. Just an awful experience.

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4theloveoffood
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The lobster dumplingsp in the tomato broth were delicious. Well balanced, cooked perfectly and the sauce was rich and complex. The short rib with the housemade pasta in mushroom cream sauce was divine. The wedge salad was also excellent.

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ToniL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trent was an excellent waiter. He was attentive, friendly and professional. When checking in for our 8:45 reservation at 8:35 we was told by the hostess our table will be ready in a few minutes. Well a few minutes turned into 20 minutes. During that time other couples (2 people in a party) was immediately seated. We had to ask again about our reservation and seating. Our dining experience was great but our check in experience was unsatisfactory.

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Ontondra
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were overlooked by our server multiple times. Took a long time just to order. Had to ask for drink menu multiple times and still never received one. Overall, service was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The novelty of clothesline bacon and lollipop Cheesecake desert popsicles with cotton candy was fun. The quality of meat Ribeye was outstanding service was outstanding ambience was outstanding definitely a wonderful experience

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vipDeWayneA
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Grace our server was outstanding. She handle a trainee and made sure I had some ice cream to go with the strawberry shortcake dessert.

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RyleeS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Red Salt was AMAZING! Our server, trainee, and the manager went above and beyond for us! The steaks were cooked to perfection, the sides were a meal on their own (and I would actually die for the Brussel Spouts), and the drinks were on point!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food.
Get the bacon and the octopus/chorizo kabobs.
The filet and Brussels were good.
Grace, who took care of me, was PHENOMENAL!
Highly recommend.

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MaguedE
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Second time going there. I love the food and the presentation. The service was atrocious!

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TastyTurtle
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Disappointed & Disgusted.

Made a reservation on a Wednesday night. Was seated at 7:15pm and left at 8:45pm because we hadn't received any food despite ALL other tables (pre & post our seating) were served.

The story:

Seated at 7:15pm. Was promptly welcomed by the front of house manager and greeted by our waiter. Ordered two cocktails which we received in a standard time frame (great!) and ordered 3 courses off the prix fixe Date Night menu.

Please note this was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was MAYBE at half capacity, and I'm being generous.

By 8pm we had no appetizers and asked for 1 additional cocktail. At 8:45pm, after seeing every other single table (note: those seated after us as well), we still had no appetizers, no additional cocktail and, maybe most frustratingly, no check-in from our waiter or house manager. After WE flagged our waiter down and asked about the status of our food, he said he had no idea why we weren't getting our food OR our cocktail, we decided to call it and leave.

The only difference I could see between our table which received NO food and every other table that got food, is that we are a queer couple.

I hate to write this in 2021, immediately after Pride, in Charlotte, NC but it absolutely felt like discrimination. For that, shame on you, Red Salt.

Angry and disappointed is an understatement.

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vipFoodie
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a little slow. Restaruant was a little loud (large party birthday celebration) Food tasted great.

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MelanieE
Charlotte
74 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Some parties going on which made it loud and the wait staff/runners were stretched a little thin. Getting drinks and food was slower and we received our desserts before we got our entrees so kitchen was off-kilter. Server was quirky but nice. Other than these slight issues the food was very good. Apps & Desserts were inventive & tasty. Salmon cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service great! You can tell they all helped each other. The food was fabulous! Every dish had its own creative appeal. We had the perfect date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grace, our waitress was phenomenal. Food presentation is so sophisticated and fun. We loved the gruyere popovers and clothesline bacon. Artwork and decor created a fun yet upscale ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food was really something special. Perfect anniversary dinner, looking forward to going back!

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ValerieH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We are visiting from Atlanta and maybe it’s because Atlanta has become a bit pretension because of the new movie industry but we were not impressed.

We spent around $150 for two of us on three courses but have had much better food for cheaper back home. The drinks were good and the servers were amazing, but unfortunately, the food was just okay. I have made better, myself. And for a meal that expensive, I need to be a bit more impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great! Not a single complaint :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here and we celebrated our anniversary. Everything was just as excellent as the last time. Our server, Grace, was remarkable.

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SHANFERG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice Atmosphere and our Experience was amazing!! LOVED the FOOD!!! We will be back!!!!!

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ScottL
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we tried was excellent! We started with the clothesline bacon and the lobster dumpling appetizers - both excellent. Their steaks and pork pork shank entrees were culinary perfection. The tin can cake is enough for a table of 6 to share and the waiter bringing the mixer beaters to the table for us to lick the cake batter was tasty and a twist that was unexpected and lead to a lot of laughs. It was clear that they were still trying to staff up post COVID so at times things were a little slow from the bar was our only issue. Overall a great experience we will repeat.

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Red Salt by David Burke is rated 4.1 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

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